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White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Record player needle

Record player needle

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Styluses
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord an...

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Narrandera Show medal 1930

Narrandera Show medal 1930

Colledge Family collection
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Medals
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Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1930
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Boot hook

Boot hook

Colledge Family collection
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Boot hooks
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
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Screwdrivers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Electrolux brand vacuum cleaner

Electrolux brand vacuum cleaner

Bothwell Museum collection
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Vacuum cleaners
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Electrolux
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1930
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Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hair care equipment
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Table fork

Table fork

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Table forks
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Bailliere's Nurses' Complete Medical Dictionary, 1938, used by Miss Lal McCay in Sydney and Western Victoria

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Penelope Nelson collection
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Dictionaries
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London, England
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Hitch & Marshall
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1938
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Claude Wilson
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1927
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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Lower grinding stone

Lower grinding stone

HP Moss collection
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Lower grinding stones
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Henry P. Moss
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1939
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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Tintype portrait of a young child

Tintype portrait of a young child

Bothwell Museum collection
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Tintypes
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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"Leopold Steger, Scrapbook kept on World Tour 1939"

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Scrapbooks
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Fiji
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

ET Fealy collection
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Booklets
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1926
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Wicker and leather child's pony saddle